Federal Infrastructure Bill Money Could Help Modernize Fort Worth’s Public Transit System – Patch.com

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February 1, 2022

Fort Worth residents could see funding from the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill boost several projects aimed at improving the sustainability, safety and accessibility of the city’s public transit system.

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But the exact amount of money the city of Fort Worth and other local governments could receive remains unknown, officials said during a Feb. 1 Tarrant Transit Alliance webinar.

Overall, the law sets aside up to $108 billion to address public transit — rails, ferries and electric or low-emitting modes of transportation — across the country over the next five years. The bill is hailed as the largest federal investment in public transportation in the nation’s history.

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An appropriations bill that will set the budget for the upcoming year and determine how much of the infrastructure will be up for grabs through grants is still pending in Congress. Steve Montgomery, Trinity Metro’s director of government relations, told attendees the amount Fort Worth receives will be significant.

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